Just as there are a lot of people that have horses, there are a lot of people that would like to know more about the horse experience. These are people that appreciate horses, and may even have a love for the animals, but for some reason haven’t had the opportunity to get their own horse. If you’ve recently connected with someone like this, you may have found the perfect candidate to invite on a first date where they can share the horse experience with you.
There aren’t many people that would turn down an invitation to be around horses, whether it’s their first time up close, or they’ve been away from horses for a while. This is a special kind of first date excitement that can lead to great a friendship with someone who shares your interest. Everyone that loves horses will agree, it’s not difficult to find the time to be with your horse, and to enjoy the experience with a new friend is one of the reasons we love this environment.
In the event there’s a romantic connection in the new friendship, this is a chance to be creative and come up with something that will get things moving that direction. It might be a ride to a familiar spot with a view, and there could be a cooler with a bottle of wine and two glasses, that somehow found its way there. Or, perhaps you show up as planned, with two horses and a saddlebag that’s already packed for a picnic.
If your new friend prefers a trip to the stables, you might have a couple of horses ready for a ride to the local cantina, or a lunch stand with outdoor seating. There’s nothing quite like tying the horses out front while you’re having a cocktail, or ordering something new on the menu.
In the event your new friend has a horse of their own, this could open the door to a wealth of possibilities for a first date. One of you might like the idea of riding to the others’ stable and joining up for a trail ride. Or, maybe there’s a Gymkhana that weekend and the two of you can team up in a few events. This is certainly a great way to bring energy into the friendship, and it might even suggest other things to do together.
Looking forward to getting together on weekends with someone you have an interest in has a way of making the week fly by. Not to mention, it can fuel a few phone calls between that first date and the next. Most likely, one of the topics of conversation will center around your horses and the different ways each of you care for them. These are the kinds of healthy exchanges that the horse environment promotes. Horses are loving animals, and that feeling transmits to everyone around them. In addition, horses know when good people are in their midst, and in this way, they can be a natural barometer for gauging people.
It’s been said, the way that a friendship starts, is a good indicator of the way it’s going to go. New friends will show the best part of themselves when they share the horse experience with you. Just as you will be showing the side of yourself that may have brought about this new friendship in the first place. To share the experience of a first date on horseback could be just the thing that brings you together with someone special. It’s certainly worth making the effort to discover if your new friendship could be as rewarding as the one you already enjoy with your horse.